from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bottle, often square in form, made so as to fit into a case with others.


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  • When supper was over, a small case-bottle of brandy, in a curious frame of silver filigree, circulated to the guests.


  • There was claret and a cold fowl put ready for him on the sideboard, and a case-bottle of old brandy too, with a couple of little glasses on the silver tray with the Barry arms emblazoned.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • This remonstrance effectually roused Mackshane, who was never deaf to an argument in which he thought his interest was concerned; he therefore rose up, and in order to strengthen his resolution, had recourse more than once to a case-bottle of rum, which he freely communicated to the chaplain, and purser, who had as much need of such extraordinary inspiration as himself.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • Then, he stopped, looked down into the cavity, bent over it, and took out what appeared to be an ordinary case-bottle: one of those squat, high-shouldered, short-necked glass bottles which the Dutchman is said to keep his Courage in.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • A jug of Scargate ale was brought to him, and a bottle of foreign wine, with the cork drawn, lest he should hesitate; also a cold pie, bread and butter, and a small case-bottle of some liqueur.

    Mary Anerley

  • He was telling the husband she needed to stay off her feet and rest, he was telling him that nothing in life is certain, and tipping his tall hat, Good-Day, Sir, and staggering off to sit shaking in his cabin, drinking bourbon whiskey straight out of a case-bottle without the least effect.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • To encourage me by his example, my uncle grasped the huge black case-bottle which stood before him, and began to manufacture a tumbler of punch according to Father Tom's popular receipt.

    Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 1, July 31, 1841

  • When the repast was concluded a jug of hot water was placed before Sir Pitt, with a case-bottle containing, I believe, rum.

    VIII. Private and Confidential

  • A huge piece of cold beef-ham, eggs, butter, cakes, and barley-meal bannocks in plenty, made up the entertainment, which was to be diluted with home-brewed ale of excellent quality, and a case-bottle of brandy.

    Chapter XXIV

  • The Major’s horse had been shot under him as the regiment charged, and they all thought that O’Dowd was gone, and that Dobbin had got his majority, until on their return from the charge to their old ground, the Major was discovered seated on Pyramus’s carcase, refreshing himself from a case-bottle.

    XXXII. In Which Jos Takes Flight and the War Is Brought to a Close


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